Fava beans (broad beans)

Fava beans (broad beans)

Family: Fabaceae
Genus: Vicia
Species: V. faba


Fava bean belongs to the family Fabaceae. The hollow stem has quadrangular section up from 70 cm to 140 cm, pinnate compound leaves glaucous. The flowers are white streaked with black wings and white or purple with black spot. The fruit is a legume that can be elongated cylindrical or flattened, glabrous or pubescent, and contains from 2 to 10 seeds.

Growing Sheet

Scientific name Vicia faba
Productivity cycle Annual
Recommended Seeding in the ground
Number of seeds
Sowing Depth 4.00 cm
Distance between rows 40 cm / 50 cm
Distance between rows 25 cm / 30 cm
Estimated number of plants/sqm 6.00
Average growing time 160 gg / 200 gg
Average sprouting time 10 gg / 15 gg
Produce per sqm 1.00 kg / 1.00 kg
Estimated growing sqm per person 1.3
Ideal Sprouting Temperature (C°) 5 °c - 20 °c
Min. Temperature (C°) -6 °c
Soil pH 7.00 / 8.00
Can be grown in pots no



Long and smooth pods, big seeds, sweet and delicate flavor

Fava beans (broad beans)